Plaque Control is a product containing natural brown algae (Ascophyllum nodosum), which have a proven beneficial effect on animal health due to the high content of unsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Brown algae support normal digestive processes, increase the body’s overall immunity, strengthen the coat and healthy appearance of the coat, support the regeneration of the nervous system and cleanse the body of heavy metals. Regular administration of brown algae also helps to reduce the formation of bacterial plaque and is an excellent prevention against tartar.
How do brown algae (Ascophyllum nodosum) work?
The brown algae found in Plaque Control contain three groups of substances that prevent accumulation of the bacterial plaque:
Phenols, iodine and phosphates.
High fucoidan content (10-15%), a source of sulphur which hinders the adhesion of bacteria to the pellicle.
Zinc, silicates and sulphites, increasing the sulphur content in the saliva and making it capable of binding calcium.
It has been shown that the brown algae (Ascophyllum nodosum) changes the properties of saliva, inhibiting the deposition of plaque and its calcification into tartar, at the same time reducing the total number of bacteria residing in the oral cavity, and thus preventing bad breath. Once the algae are swallowed, their active substances migrate from the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream, changing the composition of the saliva in such a way that it helps change the structure of tartar and prevents the deposition of bacterial plaque on teeth.